What an interesting week it’s been.
I know the UK is getting a bit grumbly because there’s not a lot of bread kicking about, but I’m all on board for an extended winter.
Five days ago the ‘Beast from the East’ made it’s grand entrance into Glasgow, causing the city to essentially shut down from Wednesday afternoon to Fridayish. I mean, I’m typing this now and it’s currently still snowing. The streets are still covered in a compact hybrid of snow, ice and dirty sludge. It feels like walking around in brown sugar.
Being from Texas, this is the probably the deepest snow I’ve ever stomped about in and I find myself constantly staring out the window like an excited puppy to gaze at all the snowflakes.
So, I welcome the Beast. It’s allowed me to work from home, watch some films, triple layer my socks and of course, get my home-baking on.
Snowflakes and Butterscotch Bakes
Well, we’re just over two weeks into 2018 which means I’m not entirely too late for a little 2017 wrap up post- am I?
I thought I would get back to blog posts a bit more this year. No, not like a resolution… more like a slightly more fun to do list? Yeah!
So, my top five food and drink discoveries of 2017 is basically a list of places that I should have blogged about (and still might) over the past year. Here are the rules: I’m staying local and the list is about new places I went to in 2017, not necessarily that opened in 2017.
In no order, of course.
Let’s get snacking!
This hotel is probably too hip for me.
I mean, bicycle rentals, morning monkey hollers, a permanent entrance line to a rooftop bar, hammocks…
Yeah. It’s far too hip for me. But when you’re on holiday nobody else has to know that, right?
So, if you’re planning a trip to Berlin this might be the place to lay your head.
I had previously heard from a few different sources that Mauerpark is worth a visit if you’re in Berlin, even more so if you happen to visit on a Sunday.
Sunshine, beer, layabouts, flea markets, street food and a little something called Bearpit Karaoke.
I’m easily sold.
Let’s venture back to three week ago.
Let’s take another journey into the past.
Part of the reason I decided to visit San Antonio in April was because of Fiesta.
It’s an annual ten day event celebrating all things puro San Antonio through parades, parties, pin badges, bright colours and of course, food.
San Antonio is party city already, but it really comes to life during Fiesta. I couldn’t possibly do the history of Fiesta justice, so to find out more about it have a look on their website: Fiesta!
What I can do is share a little of my experience of the celebration. Let’s go!
Okay, here we go. Months later and I’m just finding some time to go through some photos and get motivated to sit and do a little writing. My head has been busy.
Seeing as my trip back home was in April and we’ve now reached mid-July all the details are a little fuzzy, but I still have things I want to share… and one of those things was my time at the 3rd annual Wurstfest Craft Beer Festival.
A day outside drinking Texas craft beer, munching a few snacks and listening to music… why not. Here’s how I got on.
For the past several months I’ve been eyeing up the the “coming soon” sign of ‘Babs – a place boldly claiming their “kebabs are done right”. The lure of charcoal-fired meat and soft, pillowy bread was too great; I was salivating every time I walked past.
And with it opening just a day ago (June 15th) I could finally pay the place a visit.
It’s brought to you by the team of the well-loved Bread Meats Bread, so I had some relatively high expectations for ‘Babs and here is how I got on.